Thursday, March 4, 2021

Opportunity for primary school pupils to improve their mathematics skills

Nestlé Nespray is calling on all primary schools to register in the annual Nestlé Nespray South African Mathematics Challenge from now until March 5...

Josies Plants

Jo-Anne Hilliar is a well-known South African landscape design consultant who is now, but due to Covid, working mainly internationally and operating under the...

Tide times – February 18 to February 25 2021

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Golf, not just a sport but a means toward a better life

Makana Tourism’s first-ever Golf Tournament, The Makana Sunshine two-day Golf Classic, is set to provide a launching pad for other aspirational caddies and golfers,...

World Travel & Tourism Council to hold its Global Summit in April 2021

The event will convene public and private sector leaders and provide the platform for the sector’s global recovery The highly-anticipated World Travel & Tourism Council...

SAB calls on the industry to trade responsibly

South African Breweries (SAB) has taken note of the videos circulating on social media highlighting the disregard of level 3 regulations as outlined by...

Hyundai Unveils Autonomous Four-Legged Walking Car

Transportable by UAV, the Tiger X-1 concept can travel through jungles, caves, and even space terrain. CHRIS YOUNG Article from Interesting Engineering (https://interestingengineering.com/) Hyundai's crazy Elevate walking...

OPINION: What is Ramaphosa likely to tell us at tomorrow’s SONA?

The 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA) will take place tomorrow evening during a period when a world-wide pandemic has devastated economies around...

Tide Times

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‘Nothing left to steal at school — now the criminals have resorted to arson’

Vandalised facilities, a disintegrating structure and now blackened walls as a result of an alleged arson attack  — staff are at their wits’ end...

Municipality dumping sewage and ‘media hype’

ROB KNOWLES and JON HOUZET In March last year a municipal vacuum tanker (aka honeysucker) was photographed by Talk of the Town discharging raw sewage...

New artist a great find, says Puwe

Local gospel singer Mncedi Puwe is always attempting to find ways to improve the conditions of those that live in the townships and, recently,...

Great auction at the Bathurst Showgounds last week

Hobson & Co have been conducting the cattle auctions at the Bathurst Showgrounds for years and, at each auction, generate as much revenue as...

An outing for Kowie Foundation School

Nicky Nel of Kowie Foundation School wrote; "In Natural Science, the Grade 4 and 5 classes are learning about habitats as well as about...

TERS funding survey – National Employers Association of South Africa

A letter from the National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) 1 February 2021 Since the TERS funding was announced Neasa has been conducting twice-weekly surveys...

Schools’ survival flagged as more parents don’t pay fees

The government’s budget allocation for basic education is under increased pressure as a growing number of parents with children at fee-paying state schools opt...

Crime Briefs: January 15 to January 24

On Friday January 15 at 8.10am MultiSecurity control room was alerted to a break-in at Frameworks in Campbell Street. The window had been broken...

Code red at Eskom

An article from MYBROADBAND (https://mybroadband.co.za/) Eskom’s latest system status report has shown that there is a high likelihood of load-shedding for the next three months...

Letter from BAS president regarding the 2021 Bathurst Agricultural Show

Good morning members and supporters of the Bathurst Agricultural Show. There is a cattle auction on Thursday January 28 at 11am at the showgrounds. We have...

Young people not taking up careers needed to address SA’s water crisis

Bursaries and internships on offer as government seeks to attract skills The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the “dire need” for new skills and innovative ideas...

Public schools to open from February 15, private schools 2 weeks earlier

Government gazette published on Friday provides the official return dates for the country's schools Public schools will officially open from February 15, but private schools...

Bathurst Agricultural Show 2021 – Cancelled

Sad news, but Talk of the Town has been informed that the 2021 Bathurst Agricultural Show has been cancelled. As one of the biggest drawcards...

Matric marking ‘ahead of schedule’, to be finished this week

With more than 90% of matric exam marking centres having finished their work ahead of schedule, the basic education department says it is now...

Private schools can open even if public schools don’t, says deputy minister

Private and independent schools were well within their rights to resume their academic year, even while public schools have pushed back their reopening by...

Town mourns passing of local legend, Bev Young

One of Port Alfred’s most well-known, loved and eccentric residents, Beverly Young, passed away on Monday morning, at the age of 74. As tourism director...

In memoriam: Dennis Croucamp

Dennis Croucamp was a combat veteran, author and adventurer who died at 2.30am on Saturday January 9. Croucamp was a long-time sufferer of leukaemia and...

Stage 2 Load Shedding – Schedule for Port Alfred

South Africa is in for another round of loadshedding and, this time, we are in it for the long-haul Esom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha explained...

Education department confirms two-week delay in reopening of schools

The basic education department on Friday confirmed that the reopening of schools has been postponed to February 15. “Given the pressure experienced by the health...

BREAKING: Loadshedding today until Sunday

South Africa will again experience Stage 2 loadshedding from 12 noon today until Sunday at 11pm. As for the Ndlambe area, the following applies (at...

Nemato Change a Life news

Nemato Change a Life (NCAL) is the premier learning hub for children living in and around the Nemato area offering a variety of sporting...